Norman David directs, plays with and composes the music for his ensemble, The Eleventet. For over 20 years beginning in the early 1980s, David led versions of the Eleventet in Boston, central Maine, and NYC. Among the noted musicians who have played with the band are George Garzone, Dick Oatts, Tim Hagans, Seamus Blake, Jon Gordon, Greg Hopkins, Scott Robinson, John Fedchock, Dave Kikoski, Rock Ciccarone, John Swana, John Hébert, Tim Horner, and Ben Schachter.
In mid-2007, David finalized a permanent Philadelphia roster of players, comprised of the cream of that city’s jazz artists and usually including some of the above-mentioned or other prominent musicians. From September through May every year, the Eleventet is featured exclusively on the Monday Night Jazz Series at Philadelphia’s venerable Plays and Players Theater. Additionally, the band performs regularly throughout the year at other notable venues in the region. The Eleventet produces breathtaking ensemble-playing filled with monster solos. David’s original compositions and arrangements propel the listener down unexpected paths and through surprising twists and turns.
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